KUANTAN, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- The police today dismissed as untrue a claim on social media that the Chereh Dam in Sungai Lembing is at risk of collapsing at any time.
Kuantan District Police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the public should also not share the wrong information on Facebook or WhatsApp.
"Do not simply viral something which is not true. If you receive it, delete it, or if you are unsure, get verification from the authorities. Every time there are floods, there are those who love to trigger hoaxes.
"Such things can cause anxiety among the people ... don't know what their motive is but it only creates panic," he said when contacted here today.
Abdul Aziz was asked to comment on the viralled information that the dam would crumble at any time and that Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP) had cautioned the public to be prepared.....